Visit East Lothian can be green pioneer

Encouraging visitors to East Lothian should be a triple win for the county, according to the Scottish Greens.

Plans developed by local council candidates will ensure visitors feel welcome, contribute to the economy and ensure our natural environment is protected.

East Lothian had far more visitors in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19 travel restrictions and the Greens have pledged that Green councillors will:

  • Make it easier to travel without cars: e.g. cycle paths and a frequent weekend/ holiday bus service between rail stations and coast beauty spots
  • Establish well landscaped sustainable campsites at the larger beaches
  • Introduce an overnight low level ‘tourist tax’ to expand the countryside rangers’ excellent education work on responsible access and camping
  • More measures to protect the most vulnerable natural habitats, such as salt marshes, such as in Aberlady
  • Boost farmers markets and craft stalls at transport hubs to promote local products.

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